Will 4gb and Lion questions?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jw3571, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I'm curious as to what people's thoughts are regarding ram and the new Lion operating system. Will 4gb be enough ram? I'd hate to buy a MBA and then find 4gb isn't enough.
     
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    naujoks

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    TWO GB will be enough.
     
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    wordoflife

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    You should be fine. I doubt they would not support Lion on products that were just released a few years ago. Also, most lower end Macs are shipping with 2GB minimum. Before they shipped with 1GB (which was fine for Leopard) so I think you will be fine.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Exactly! I don' think that apple will showcase lion running on the macbook air if it wouldn't be able to run it! http://www.apple.com/macosx/lion/ look at the pictures.:D
     
  5. macrumors member

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    Especially with many of the new features being more 'iPad' like, and hopefully more optimization, it should run quite well on lower spec systems.
     
  6. macrumors 68030

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    Mac os lion looks like it will need good ram to run. 2 gb should do the job fine, but I recommend 4 gb
     
  7. rrl
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    Please, don't get less than 4GB. Think of RAM like a wine glass and you'll always be prepared.
     
  8. macrumors 65816

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    Lion should be much faster and efficient than SL..

    Remember when SJ introduced lion he also introduced the new MBA. So that means they are aware with the new MBA..
     
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    gwsat

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    I echo the advice you have received here. To summarize: (1) even 2GB of RAM should be enough for you to run your apps as well under Lion as it has been under Snow Leopard; (2) although only the most demanding apps should need 4GB of RAM to run well, you never know what the future will hold, so spend the $100 and get 4GB of RAM. It would be the cheapest insurance you ever bought.
     
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    rnelan7

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    This is good news to read since I just ordered a MBA with only 2gb.
     

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